School Nurse Job Description
you want to be a school nurse? Most school nurses are registered nurse, advance
degrees rnís. On some occasions, school district hires lpn's.
The job description for a school nurses is to educate parents, students about
healthy living, wellness, and keeping track of the healthcare needs of students.
The school nurse job can be especially challenging if the school has a program
for special needs kids. The school nurse must enjoy helping
the mentally and physically challenge students to become more independent and
she must assist these special needs student to be push their utmost abilities.
School nurse plays a very important role in making these happens.
As the needs of students, especially special needs students have become more
complex; the job descriptions of school nursing have broadened.
School nurses are involved in emergency situations, emergency planning
for the school, and students in crisis, crisis management, and treatment and
School nurse must assist or develop the guidelines for school emergency
situations such as minor healthcare needs or the more serious ones like
individual health care plans for students with chronic illness or serious food
allergies. When a student takes scheduled medication for
their illness such as asthma, diabetesí the school nurse make sure it is taken
typical day for a school nurse.
School nurse must deal with:
School nurse must deal with school hazards
School nurse must deal with school health emergency planning
School nurse must deal with students medications and special health needs
School nurse must deal with psycho-social problems such as anxiety issues,
suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and unplanned pregnancy.
School nurse must deal with staff training and must be
active in committees, especially that deals with the healthcare needs of
Nurse Nursing Practice Levels
Most states require a four year degree in nursing and must be licensed through
the state board of teaching and must hold a current rn's registration and
Most school nurses serve multiples schools therefore the school nurse must be
efficient in her time management. Some school districts hire
healthcare assistants under the supervision of license school nurse. The
healthcare assistants can be other RNís, LPNís and they serve as special
education paraprofessionals. School nurse career as school
nurse health services providers makes a difference for young people, especially
special needs students.